Retort (present): God grant me the serenity…
…to accept the things I cannot change
I CANNOT change my past, nor can I convince anyone else to let theirs go.
I CANNOT change that I am an alcoholic, nor can I convince anyone else that they are too.
I CANNOT change AA, nor can I convince its members to accept my choice to use MJ.
I CANNOT change their opinions on MJ in recovery, nor can I convince them that they shouldn’t judge me for mine.
I CANNOT change God’s will for my life, nor can I convince anyone else to live in His will and not their own.
…the courage the change the things I can…
I CAN change my present and help others do the same.
I CAN change how I view my alcoholism and how it can help others.
I CAN change my attitude towards AA and show others how it can work for them.
I CAN change my opinion of AA’s members and accept that they DO (and will continue to) judge me.
I CAN change the course of my life by relying on a Higher Power greater than myself and help others do the same.
& the wisdom to know the difference.